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November 1, 2015 at 10:00 pm

War & Peace | Exit Wounds Exhibit, Coming Home Talk, Nov. 9

Exit Wounds exhibit by Jim Lommasson

Exit Wounds exhibit by Jim Lommasson

The War & Peace theme presents Jim Lommasson on “Life after War: Photography and Oral Histories of Coming Home” on Monday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in Tupper 204.

Lommasson’s Exit Wounds exhibition is open to visit at the Multicultural Center Gallery at Baker Center between Nov. 2-10.  A reception and book signing is Thursday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m. at the Multicultural Center.

Lommasson is a freelance photographer/oral historian, and author living in Portland, OR. He received the Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University for his first book, Shadow Boxers: Sweat, Sacrifice & The Will To Survive In American Boxing Gyms.

war and peace logoLommasson’s new book, Exit Wounds: Soldiers’ Stories – Life After Iraq and Afghanistan and traveling exhibition is about American Veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, and their lives after their return from war. Exit Wounds includes Lommasson’s photographs, and photographs and writing by the participants. Lommasson received a 2008 Couture stipend from the New American Art Union for the Exit Wounds exhibition. He was awarded a Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant for What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization about Iraqi refugees since 2003. Lommasson is a 2012-2016 Oregon Humanities Conversation Grant recipient for his public discussion “Life after War: Photography and Oral Histories of Coming Home.”

This event is sponsored by the War and Peace Theme, Veterans and Military Student Services Center and the Multicultural Center.

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